Food and Drug Administration News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/13/2014
Drug-Coated Balloon Catheter Approved

Designed to clear clogged arteries in thigh and knee

10/10/2014
FDA OKs Once-a-Day Drug for Chronic Hepatitis C

Harvoni, a combination pill, blocks enzymes that virus needs to multiply

10/10/2014
Akynzeo Approved for Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Drug helps ease nausea, vomiting

9/29/2014
Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Researchers criticize FDA for lax oversight; agency defends its approach

9/23/2014
FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs

Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says

9/23/2014
Blood Test for Yeast Infections Approved

Rare infections primarily affect people with weakened immune systems

9/22/2014
Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says

New treatments might aid those who can't tolerate medications

9/19/2014
Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

New drug helps regulate blood sugar

9/19/2014
FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes

Trulicity helps lower blood sugar levels when used alone or with other medications, agency says

9/18/2014
FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

9/17/2014
FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

9/16/2014
Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids

Painkillers frequently cause irregularity

9/11/2014
Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved

For obese people or overweight people with weight-related health condition

9/11/2014
FDA Approves New Obesity Drug

Contrave combines two existing drugs that treat addiction and depression

9/5/2014
Canine Cancer Treatments Getting More Dog-Specific

FDA expert details what you need to know to help your 'best friend'

9/5/2014
NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk

Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours

9/4/2014
FDA Approves New Drug to Combat Melanoma

Experts in the fight against the deadly skin cancer see Keytruda's OK as big step forward

9/4/2014
Keytruda Approved for Advanced Melanoma

Nearly 10,000 in U.S. expected to die this year from deadly skin cancer

8/26/2014
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

8/21/2014
U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers

Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected

8/21/2014
New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

But negative result doesn't rule out disease, FDA warns

8/20/2014
Cerdelga Approved for Gaucher Disease

People with rare disorder lack key enzyme

8/15/2014
Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer

More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

8/15/2014
Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

8/14/2014
Belsomra Approved for Insomnia

First such drug designed to affect sleep-wake cycle

8/14/2014
FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug

Belsomra acts on brain chemical that regulates sleep-wake cycle

8/12/2014
Donor-Lung Preservation Device Approved

Technology may lead to more transplants, FDA says

8/12/2014
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved

Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States

8/7/2014
Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

8/1/2014
Jardiance Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

Blocks re-absorption of blood sugar by kidneys

8/1/2014
FDA Approves New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Jardiance works by boosting excretion of sugar from the kidneys, agency says

7/31/2014
Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

7/29/2014
It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Get an eye exam and a valid prescription to help prevent eye damage, experts caution

7/28/2014
FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia

People with CLL and a specific genetic anomaly can now get the therapy

7/24/2014
FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Narcotic Painkiller

Targiniq ER contains naloxone, which blunts euphoria of oxycodone when tablet is crushed or broken

7/24/2014
Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved

Targiniq includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken

7/23/2014
Zydelig Approved for Three Types of Blood Cancer

But label warns drug may be toxic to liver

7/17/2014
Ruconest Approved for Rare Genetic Disease

Hereditary angioedema causes swelling of extremities, face and airways

7/3/2014
7/2/2014
Latest Study Finds No Link Between Testosterone Supplements, Heart Attack

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say

6/30/2014
6/30/2014
FDA Approves Inhaled Diabetes Medication

Afrezza is taken at mealtimes, along with long-acting insulin or standard diabetes pills

6/26/2014
Numbing Medications Can Harm Teething Babies, FDA Warns

Products containing lidocaine or benzocaine have been linked to serious illness and even death, agency says

6/25/2014
Some Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions: FDA

In rare instances, reactions are potentially life-threatening, agency says

6/24/2014
Blood Pressure Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

FDA experts warn that if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the results may not be reliable

6/23/2014
Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections

Antibiotic can be injected or taken as a pill

6/20/2014
Testosterone Products Must Warn About Risk of Venous Clots: FDA

Announcement comes as agency continues broader review of the popular supplements' effects on heart

6/20/2014
FDA: Bee Pollen Weight Loss Products Pose Health Risks

Some contain undeclared ingredients that can harm people with high blood pressure, other ailments, agency says

6/18/2014
FDA Panel Backs Appetite-Curbing Implant for Severely Obese

Agency committee says nerve-stimulating device may offer more benefits than risks

6/13/2014
Lymphoseek Approved for Diagnosing Cancer Severity

Imaging agent helps determine if squamous cell has spread to head and neck